(Closed) NWR:Need Advice Please, Husband laid off yesterday :(

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 4
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Unemployment varies from state to state. Have your husband contact the unemployment office in your state ASAP to get the process started. It often takes a few weeks to get entered into the system, and sometimes he has to do things like post his resume online and visit the unemployment center before they will enroll him.

Have him make finding a new job his top priority (think of it as his new job is FINDING a new job). Have him reach out to old contacts for new opportunities. Research networking events in your area. Send resumes via snail mail to any company who has a position in his field, whether they are advertised or not (rather than just applying to jobs online). 

I did all of the above when I was laid off and ended up finding a great position within 6 weeks at a company that didn’t have an opening at the time they received my resume but kept me in mind when one opened up.

Good luck!

Post # 5
5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

He shouldn’t have a problem collecting unemployment. The status goes by his last employement opportunity which in this case he was laid off from. However, they do collect an entire year of earnings on which to base his unemployment amount. So eventhough his last job may make him eligible for the maximum benefit, if his previous job was significantly less it could lower his benefit amount.

Our company is based out of 38 states and I work in the HR department so I see claims all the time from people who have quit our company and then unfortunately have been laid of from their next employer.

Good luck and try to keep you head held high, it will all work itself out.

Post # 7
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Best of luck to your husband! Obviously I think your question has been answered but I just wanted to wish you both patience since a job hunt can be a frustrating process.

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